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Reflections Gala at Albert Wisner Public Library celebrates student-artists

on January 28, 2016

photo of student artworkThe Reflections Gala held on Jan. 21 at the Albert Wisner Public Library was a great success, celebrating the outstanding creativity of students from Sanfordville Elementary, Park Avenue Elementary, the middle school and the high school!

This year, the theme for the National PTA Reflections program was “Let Your Imagination Fly”.

The National PTA Reflections program encourages all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Annually, thousands of students will reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.

Many or our student artists, whose work is currently on display in the library’s gallery, attended the Gala on Jan. 21 with their families. Also in attendance was School Superintendent Dr. Leach, Principal Johnna Maraia, Principal Sandra Wood, Principal Cindy Leandro, Assistant Principal Meghan McGourty, art teacher Kristen Spano and all the PTA Reflections chairwomen.

The Central Hudson region competition draws from three counties – Orange, Sullivan and Rockland (34 k-12 school districts). So the district is extremely proud this year, to announce that Warwick Valley High School students took the two visual arts spots, one of two photo spots and one of two musical composition spots!

WVHS Senior Emily Cavanah’s visual art piece, “The Current of Thought”, and senior Marielle Berrian’s sculpture, “Pandora’s Angel” will advance to the state level. And junior Emma Tennyson was a double-winner, as her photo “Personal Oasis” AND her musical composition, “Wake up and Dream”, were both chosen to advance in the competition! See the high school students’ artwork.

In the Intermediate Division, the Middle School is proud to announce that fifth-grade student Emily Buliung’s musical composition, “When Will I Fly?” was selected for judging at the state level.

Congratulations to all of the students who entered their creative work in this year’s PTA Reflections Program competition.

Because it’s never too early to start thinking about it, next year’s theme is, “What is YOUR story?”

photo of WVHS winners       photo of WVMS winners

photo of Sanfordville winners       photo of winners from Park Avenue


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